Remarkable Mr. Pettitte: Yanks-O’s Gamer

Jeremy Guthrie faces the Yanks who head to Camden Yards after sweeping the ChiSox over the weekend. Andy Pettitte is on the mound for New York. A win tonight would mark the 14th season of at least 12 wins for Pettitte; the only time he had less than 12 was his injury-plagued 2004 season with Houston. Since he broke into the league in 1995, no pitcher has more victories (226) than Pettitte. Lineups follow, comment away.

NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .335
J. Damon lf .289
M. Teixeira 1b .284
H. Matsui dh .268
J. Posada c .281
R. Cano 2b .315
N. Swisher rf .243
J. Hairston Jr. 3b .316
M. Cabrera cf .268
A. Pettitte 4.18
B. Roberts 2b .287
C. Izturis ss .264
A. Jones cf .280
N. Markakis rf .305
N. Reimold lf .271
M. Mora 3b .256
L. Scott dh .266
M. Wieters c .271
T. Wigginton 1b .266
J. Guthrie 5.26
44 comments… add one
  • 1-0. Sweet. Pettitte looks good.

    krueg reincarnate August 31, 2009, 7:56 pm
  • remarkable indeed! thru 4!

    YF August 31, 2009, 8:08 pm
  • Pettitte dealing through 4. And good thing too, seeing as Nick Swisher is our entire offense tonight. Pettitte having a great second half.

    IronHorse August 31, 2009, 8:09 pm
  • Leadoff dble for cano. He’s got a beautiful swing. And back up comes Mr. Offense.

    IronHorse August 31, 2009, 8:10 pm
  • Swishalicious dble drives in cano.

    IronHorse August 31, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • Hairston gets plunked. Looks like it grazed his privates – half an inch from agony.
    And then a bunt by Melky that doesn’t work because swishalicious wasn’t leading off second far enough. What a waste of an out.

    IronHorse August 31, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • Jeter up with men on 1dt and 2nd, 1 (gift) out.

    IronHorse August 31, 2009, 8:17 pm
  • Jeter hacking at some good pitches to stay alive…

    IronHorse August 31, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • And he GIDPs. Rare 0 for 3 for Jeter so far tonight. He’s pacing himself to break Gehrig’s record back at the Stadium…

    IronHorse August 31, 2009, 8:19 pm
  • dealing! thru 5!

    YF August 31, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • hang a star on that one!!!!!! hairston brilliant play coming in at 3rd, and 1 batter later ANDY IS THRU 6!

    YF August 31, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • Pettitte “flawless” through 6…

    IronHorse August 31, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • okay, here we go, yankee killer brian roberts to lead off the 7th.

    YF August 31, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • Free “look in” at if you want to get in the action.

    Lar August 31, 2009, 8:48 pm
  • roberts
    1-2 big hook just misses
    1-2 fouled off
    fly out to right!

    YF August 31, 2009, 8:49 pm
  • (not saying anything on the thread…don’t want to jinx anything)

    krueg reincarnate August 31, 2009, 8:50 pm
  • izturis
    0-2 wave at a slurve outside.
    1-2 hi heat away way outside. waste.
    –jeets looks intent–
    1-2 fouled off slider low in
    2-2 fastball on the edge called a ball. real close.
    20 DOWN
    7.2 IN THE BOOKS!

    YF August 31, 2009, 8:51 pm
  • Error.

    krueg reincarnate August 31, 2009, 8:52 pm
  • Jones
    1-0 low
    E5!!! Hairston boots ripped liner at his feet.

    YF August 31, 2009, 8:52 pm

    YF August 31, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • Well, there goes that…now just win the game please?

    krueg reincarnate August 31, 2009, 8:54 pm
  • that was a killer play
    Markakis, a tough out
    0-1 foul
    0-2 foul
    bye-bye no-no. markakis shoots the 0-2 past hairston down the line. no chance there.

    YF August 31, 2009, 8:54 pm
  • how quickly it all comes undone.

    YF August 31, 2009, 8:55 pm
  • feel bad for hairston but he saved andy earlier, and that drive was ripped by jones. loss of no-no is on AP.
    and now he’s falling behind…..

    YF August 31, 2009, 8:57 pm
  • I’ll take 7 shutout innings any day…GREAT JOB ANDY!!!!
    SCORE MORE RUNS!!!! NOW!!!!!

    krueg reincarnate August 31, 2009, 8:59 pm
  • The timing of your re-entry kr and Hairston’s Buckner impersonation is very suspicious…

    IronHorse August 31, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • Hey, I’ll take a CG shutout from Andy. He’s been one of, if not the best starter in the league since the ASB.
    Jeter 5 runs away from his 12th 100-run season.

    AndrewYF August 31, 2009, 9:06 pm
  • Yanks up 5-1 in the 9th. This team is just rolling. Let’s see if Teix can put it really out of reach with 2 on…

    IronHorse August 31, 2009, 9:37 pm
  • I’m solely responsible for the Yankees success so far this year…it cannot be my fault IT. Impossible.

    krueg reincarnate August 31, 2009, 9:41 pm
  • …and by IT, I mean IH.

    krueg reincarnate August 31, 2009, 9:41 pm
  • Bruney…unf-cking real.

    krueg reincarnate August 31, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • Just terrible, Bruney.
    It may just be perception, but Bruney seems to do great in high-leverage situations, and poorly in low-leverage situations. Maybe he really does have a ‘closer’ mentality…

    AndrewYF August 31, 2009, 9:43 pm
  • I’m right, this year Bruney has the following splits:
    Late & Close: .602 OPS in 51 PA
    Tie Game: .243 OPS in 21 PA
    Within 1 Run: .431 OPS in 21 PA
    Within 2 Runs: .573 OPS in 56 PA
    Well, at least Rivera gets the save.

    AndrewYF August 31, 2009, 9:46 pm
  • It is an absolute waste to have to use Mo in this game…Bruney is completely worthless. Just awful.

    krueg reincarnate August 31, 2009, 9:49 pm
  • At least Mo hasn’t pitched in awhile, I think..

    Lar August 31, 2009, 9:55 pm
  • Mo forced to close it out after Bruney proves AGAIN that he has not regained his form from last year. Girardi keeps giving him shots in blowout games but he’s just not on. Would love to see him turn it on again, but with roster expansion on top of us here, he may just drop down a notch or two.
    Whatever…Yankees win. Again!

    IronHorse August 31, 2009, 9:56 pm
  • Girardi should use him in more high-leverage situations, where he’s excelled this year. I wouldn’t be surprised if it were a concentration issue. He certainly has the stuff to succeed.

    AndrewYF August 31, 2009, 9:58 pm
  • Oh and kr, I know you’re right. Just kidding. And looking for an excuse to raise the Buckner-reference :)

    IronHorse August 31, 2009, 9:58 pm
    Posted by: YF | Monday, August 31, 2009 at 08:53 PM

    That’s a great post right there. Gave me a good laugh.
    Great outing from Pettitte though. Doesn’t he usually slow down in the 2nd half?

    Atheose August 31, 2009, 10:55 pm
  • Nope, historically Pettitte is a very strong second-half pitcher. Last year was the exception as he had shoulder troubles. He’s been healthy this year, and should remain healthy down the stretch as the Yankees can give all their guys extra rest.

    AndrewYF August 31, 2009, 11:18 pm
  • Playoff Berth Magic Number: 22
    AL East Magic Number: 26

    MikeZ September 1, 2009, 12:11 am
  • Woah, some crazy NL West trades: Jon Garland and Jim Thome to the Dodgers, and Jose Contreras to the Rockies.

    Atheose September 1, 2009, 8:05 am
  • I wonder if Guillen sent a book of insults to the Rockies along with Contreras. The guy was just brutal to him these last couple weeks.

    IronHorse September 1, 2009, 8:17 am
  • Let’s see if AJ can get it together tonight and get a win?

    krueg reincarnate September 1, 2009, 9:36 am

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